Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the information that visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any content they type in in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

As we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting solutions, you can very easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just a couple of clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you can use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this type of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, which has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference will be that if somebody tries to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your site. Due to the fact that our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically as soon as it is issued, so you will not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you can have a risk-free and reliable website without spending extra money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated packages and the setup takes merely two clicks in the hosting Control Panel no matter if you obtain an SSL via our enterprise or via a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference with regards to how the certificate operates or encrypts the information that your visitors submit, so your website will be secure without having to spend any additional money for a dedicated IP. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your internet site in this way rather than keying in your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.